On Monday, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett brushed off the rumor that the team was considering the retired Brian Urlacher as a replacement for the injured Sean Lee, saying they were happy with the position group they have. On Tuesday, owner and general manager Jerry Jones offered up a more decisive response to the question.
“No,” Jones said flatly, when asked if the Cowboys would bring in Urlacher, per ESPN Dallas.
Lee suffered a torn ACL in the first workout of OTAs last week. In practice, he was replaced by fourth round pick Anthony Hitchens, who will in all likelihood play a major role in filling the void left by the defensive captain this season.
Defensive tackle Henry Melton, who played with Urlacher under defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli in Chicago, added this week that he hasn’t heard anything substantial regarding his old teammate. But he sounds like he’d be in favor of Urlacher joining his new team.
“Someone actually tweeted me something about it,” Melton said. “I haven’t heard any truth behind (Urlacher playing) it but 'Lach' knows the defense and he would be a good replacement, I feel like he would fit in.”
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